Date(s) - 14/07/2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
A French Gastronomic Dinner Celebration
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The Alliance Française de Pune, in association with the Hotel Deccan Rendezvous and the Glass Window Restaurant, is organising an unforgettable evening filled with a lot of surprises and activities in order to celebrate the Bastille Day on 14th July 2017. Come be part of the festive occasion!
WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU:
A French Gastronomic Dinner: The special dinner will be prepared by Chef Anand and his team, and will include French delicacies like the Salade Niçoise, the Gratin Dauphinois, Coq au vin, Vol-au-vents, and, of course, the traditional French Onion Soup and the very popular Crême Brulée. There will also be a special kids menu.
A French Musical Bal : Come dancing on a special French and Indian hits selection.
A Selfie Point : Take a selfie with the famous Eiffel Tower !!!
A Lucky Draw : Participate in a lucky draw and win many gifts. First Prize: Hamper of French delicacies and gifts.
A Military Parade Screening : Watch the traditional Military French Parade on 14th July on the Champs Elysées commemorating the Bastille Day.
Treat yourself to a memorable evening full with festivities !
Adults : Rs.1200 + tax
Children (under 8 years old): Rs.450 + tax
A PINCH OF HISTORY…
Where does the Bastille Day Celebration come from?
Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille in Paris by the French revolutionaries on the 14th July 1789. The old medieval Bastille prison was the symbol of the hold of the Royalty on the people. Its destruction and the liberation of some prisoners on this day is a symbol of the fall of Absolutism. In French history, this event would be recorded as a day of liberty and emancipation for an entire nation. A few months later, the Human and Citizen Rights Declaration was adopted by the French Government establishing the fundamental rights and liberties for all French citizens without distinction.
What is the origin of the military parade?
One year later, on the 14th July 1790, in order to celebrate the storming of the Bastille, the city of Paris decided to organise a gathering of federated soldiers. More than 14 000 French soldiers would parade on the Champs de Mars under their own local banner. Thus for a century, Bastille Day was no more celebrated and almost forgotten.
However, in 1880, the French government decided to organise a military parade in order to restore unity and patriotism in the bloodless country, following the great defeat of Sedan on 1870 against Prussia. Nowadays, more than 4000 soldiers and military vehicles parade on the Champs Elysées on the 14th of July in commemoration of the Bastille Day.
This Event is organised in association with Hotel Deccan Rendezvous and Glass Window Restaurant.